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Book8 Unit1 Reading课件(共38张)

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50 stars — Each star represents one state Red — courage Blue — loyalty and justice White — freedom 13 stripes — the original 13 states. Star-Spangled Banner The White House The Statue of Liberty ? _T_h_e__W__h_it_e_H__o_u_s_e_ is the executive mansion (官邸) of the President of the United States. ? The statue of liberty is standing on a small island in New York Harbor, symbolizing the spirit of _in__d_e_p_e_n_d_e_n_c_e of the USA. ? The language they mainly use is _E_n_g_l_is_h_. ? Mountain range in the west is _t_h_e_R_o_c_k_y__M__o_u_n_t_a_in_s____. ? The longest river in the USA is _t_h_e_M__is_s_i_ss_i_p_p_i_R_i_v_e_r____. The USA lies in _t_h_e_N__o_rt_h__A_m__e_ri_c_a_, bordering both the _A_t_l_a_n_ti_c_ Ocean and the _P_a_c_i_fi_c_ Ocean, between _C_a_n_a_d_a__ and _M__e_x_i_co__. There are _f_if_t_y_ states in the US. Forty-eight of them are in the single region, while _A__la_s_k_a_ and _H_a_w__a_ii_ are not contiguous with any of the other states. If you have a chance to go to the USA, where would you prefer to visit, California or Washington DC or other cities? Why? Let’s appreciate some pictures about California. California Death Valley Andres Canyon Lake Tahoe California is amazing. The pleasant weather, long beach and graceful natural landscape make the tourism prosperous. A building in Chinatown, San Francisco — Many Chinese have settled in California and many of them live in Chinatown in San Francisco. Some pictures about the history of California! Native Americans How is each picture relevant to the history of California? Native Americans — one of the first people to live in California. Gold Rush Period Gold miners — the discovery of gold in California created a gold rush which brought people from all over the world to California. General knowledge quiz about California. 1. California is the ____ largest state in the USA. A. third B. second C. fourth D. fifth 2. California, a state in the western USA, borders _____. A. the Pacific Ocean B. the Indian Ocean C. the Atlantic Ocean D. the Arctic Ocean 3. _____ is California’s largest and the nation’s second largest city. A. Sacramento B. Los Angeles C. San Diego D. San Francisco 4. California’s official nickname is the ___. A. Sunflower State B. Golden State C. Land of Opportunity D. Evergreen State 5. ____ has the largest population in the USA. A. California B. Alaska C. Washington D. Texas 6. California entered the Union on September 9th 185



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